A public forum on Steuben County’s plan to accept Marcellus Shale cuttings at the county landfill is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Bath Volunteer Fire Department Hall.

The forum will feature presentations by county Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti and physicist Marvin Resnikoff, a senior associate at Radioactive Management Associates. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

“There are well-intentioned arguments on both sides,” said forum moderator Mark Schlechter. “Let’s voice the arguments and let the people decide on the merits.”

County officials now are looking at ways to safely bring in cuttings — or rock and dirt — left from natural gas drilling under way in Pennsylvania. Once the safety procedures are reviewed and accepted by the county Legislature’s Public Works Committee, the landfill will take in the debris. No date has been set for the final review.

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